This 2015, LIKHANGBATA starts with loads of art activities and updates. First off, the website gets a quick renovation with it's gallery format and official name. From an online gallery, we have now moved into a CREATIVITY CENTER catering from more than an online gallery but also to on-site art camps partnering with establishments around Quezon City. Future projects in the South of Metro Manila is still under negotiations, but hopefully, we will also be able to cater to those who have been asking teacher Dindi for a session there soon!
Another endeavor is the regular summer art workshops that LIKHANGBATA will continue. Partnerships with Center For Music and Movement, The Great Leap Academy and Best For Families Inc., has born fruit to workshops, festivals and summer camps. Listed below are the initial details of activities that children can join starting this March 2015:
Program Title: LIKHANG BATA ART FESTIVAL at the BEST FOR FAMILIES INC.
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Program Title: LIKHANG BATA ART CENTER’S MEET THE ART MASTERS PROGRAM at THE GREAT LEAP ACADEMY
Program Title: BFF INC. SUMMER ART CAMP by LIKHANGBATA ART CENTER
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Program Title: CMM KIDDIE ART MASTERS by LIKHANGBATA
took an opportunity to record this event through lots and lots of photo shoots. But it wasn't just for show! Admission was FREE but guests were invited to bring and share donations too. Things like art materials, coloring books, writing activity books, old literature books, chalk, baby clothes, towels, bibs and cloth wipes were brought for the beneficiaries of BFF Inc. and LIKHANG BATA. There was also a MILK LETTING room opened to accept breast milk donation for BFF Inc.'s newborn beneficiaries at partner organizations.
VIP guests like multi-awarded artist/ UP professor Anton Del Castillo honored us by cutting the ribbon - officially opening the exhibit, event sponsors Good Housekeeping Editor-In-Chief Tisha Angluben and Human (heart) Nature president Anna Wilk were present to help give-away raffle prizes to all the guests and certificates to the students. Blogger and multi-tasking mommy, Tina Rodriguez of TRULY RICH MOM was also there with her children. She had constantly shared Art Camp updates and images of the exhibit to her readers and online network. Free snacks of chips, crackers and some tasty cupcakes were served to all the guests while delicious coffee by CAFEPINO INSTANT COFFEE was also available. And besides the wonderful artworks by teacher Dindi's talented students, the event venue was filled with so much color by our event stylist sponsor, THE BLUE BUBBLE BALLOONS!
All in all it was a great and fun activity. And it wouldn't have been a success if it weren't for all those who gave their time, shared their talents & skills and believed in the importance of Art education that helped make it happen!
Congratulations to teacher Dindi Manlapaz' Art Masters who participated in the SALAMAT NANAY Art Exhibit:
Likhang Bata Online Gallery and Best For Families Inc. would also like to thank those who brought donations. These will be distributed to LIKHANG BATA and BFF Inc.'s usual beneficiaries like the Macopa Feeding Program in Fairview and various charity institutions for children. LIKHANG BATA now looks on to the next Art Camp batches. And teacher Dindi is excited to see again her former art masters and hopefully a lot of new ones in the coming months!
For more information on the next Art Camp batches, click
http://likhangbata.weebly.com/gallery-news--updates/art-camps-galore. Details on venue, fee, schedule and topics are available there.
THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS!
I would like to start this update with thanksgiving to one of my best mommy clients, Tina Rodriguez - she not only exemplifies the patience and strength of a model mother, but she also is a great multi-tasker being a writer, part-time employee, a homeschooling mother to 3 kids, and a housewife to her missionary husband. I'm sure I missed a few more things about her still, but nonetheless, I hope you all got my point!
I am very grateful to her for supporting my cause in Art Education and she is my peg whenever I start to break down in between juggling my "nanay" responsibilities, household chores and my teacher duties. That is why I feel so honored that she was all praises with my ART CAMP program and shared to her readers how her children have benefitted from my classes.
If you want to learn more about mommy Tina and her article about the 3 REASONS WHY ART IS GOOD FOR KIDS you may check it out at www.philstar.com
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Hope to see you all in our events this October!
Likhang Bata Online Gallery organized ART CAMPS at the Best For Families Inc., New Manila and Boracay, Aklan!
Camp details are as follows:
TODDLER CREATIVITY WORKSHOP: A 1 hour-PAINTING & PLAY class for adult & toddler pairs. It is aimed at fine motor skills development for toddlers and introduces adults on how to promote creative development at the homefront, for their kids.
BEST FOR FAMILIES INC., New Manila QC.
REGULAR RATE: Php700/ 1hr. session for each adult-toddler pair OR Php2800/ 4sessions, INCLUSIVE OF MATERIALS. Class ratio is set at 5-8 toddler & adult pairs, first come first served basis. Age bracket for this class is set at 1.5-4 yrs. old.
BORACAY, AKLAN (Casa Pilar): Php900/ 1hr. session for each adult-toddler pair, INCLUSIVE OF MATERIALS. Maximum admittance of 10 RESERVED pairs of adult & toddler participants only. Walk-ins will only be accommodated if there are NO-SHOWS after the 15minutes grace period. Age bracket for this class is set at 1.5-4 yrs. old. Workshop will be held on October 3, 2014 at 10:30-11:30am
MEETING THE ART MASTERS: A 1.5 hour-painting class for beginners, that also incalcates significant local and international Art Masters. It helps art entusiasts explore the acrylic medium and at the same time learn how Van Gogh, Baldemor, Pollock, Luz, Lichstenstein and other artists discovered their niche in the world of Arts & Culture.
BEST FOR FAMILIES INC., New Manila QC
REGULAR RATE: Php650/ 1.5hrs. session for each student participant OR Php2,300/ 4sessions OR Php4,500/ 8sessions, INCLUSIVE OF MATERIALS. Age bracket for this class is set at 5-13 yrs. old.
BORACAY, AKLAN (Casa Pilar): Php1,200/ pax, 2hrs. session INCLUSIVE OF MATERIALS. Maximum admittance of 15 RESERVED students only. Walk-ins will only be accommodated if there are NO-SHOWS after the 15minutes grace period.
NEW BORACAY SCHEDULES!!! (under MEET THE ART MASTERS)
These Formation teachers and counselors were as excited as kids during their CREATIVE SELF EXPRESSION SEMINAR held for half a day with Likhang Bata's teacher Dindi Besinga-Manlapaz. This event was aimed at introducing to the faculty members of the Ateneo de Manila Grade School - Formation Department how to use common/available materials and combining it with art materials that are usually intimidating to most people. The basic drawing tools, paints and arts & craft materials were used to find ways on how to explore visual communication and/or artistic expression and interpret topics like self identification, sense of "belongingness" to a family and even appreciation of the environment. The seminar's other objective was also to acquaint the participants to various art materials (other than crayons and watercolor) and teach them how to manipulate and combine these into meaningful art projects. Held last May 2014 at the Ateneo Grade School Guidance Department, Quezon City, Philippines, majority of the faculty members were able to attend and accomplish all the given projects that they were also able to bring home.
Teacher Dindi had fun sharing loads of creative ideas to these formators. The Ateneo de Manila Grade School are lucky to have dedicated people like you!
Each year billions of disposable diapers enter landfills where it will take hundreds of years for them to decompose. The Great Cloth Diaper Change is an eye-opening experience for thousands of modern parents who choose to use a more planet-friendly alternative or those who deserve to know about their eco-friendly diapering options. It doesn’t hurt that cloth diapering also saves a substantial amount of money, too, especially during these tough economic times.
In lieu of this, LIKHANG BATA ONLINE GALLERY will be at the Blue Leaf, Taguig on Saturday, 26 April 2014, 10am and be a part of the GREAT CLOTH DIAPER CHANGE all around the world. We will randomly conduct a TODDLER ART WORKSHOP for every willing parent and child pair. Come and join us and support the aim to beat the world record for the most cloth diapers changed at one time! Last year, a record of 8,301 babies were changed at one time. This year, 240 sites in 15 countries in 5 continents are joining forces to attempt to break the current record!
WHAT TO DO: Just be register for the event and be at the The Blue Leaf at 10:00 a.m. on April 26 with your baby and be prepared to change your little one with a clean cloth diaper (no trainers!). Please bring a changing mat. :) And please be sure you're at least 18 years old and your child is at most 39" in height. :)
This event is hosted by Modern Cloth Nappying Pinays, Newlyweds @ Work, next9, Mama.Baby.Love and tickled moms.
You can get more information by clicking at their page: https://www.facebook.com/gcdc.ph.
Likhangbata Online Gallery's artists, Dindi & Dato Manlapaz joined the recently concluded Wine and Arts Night
Images of playgrounds already built by JCI Manila in Rizal province
Starting from early evening, guests poured in the main hall of the campus eager to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the event. Out of the 4 artists who participated, Dato and nanay were very excited to experience this exhibit. Although it was a bit disappointing that most of the artworks were not displayed properly in easels, nor was there any one in charge of starting the Art Auction, the food and wine lecture (with a lot of wine tasting opportunities) compensated for it and made it a fairly successful evening. Overall the organizers hoped that they had instilled on the guests the fulfillment of being able to take part in the construction of playgrounds to help keep less fortunate kids away from drugs and crime, by taking part in this interesting fundraising.
Whether your children look forward to learning art for a more productive and stimulating summer break or you just want to make memories playing through art for a more colorful vacation...here are available workshops endorsed by LIKHANG BATA ONLINE GALLERY. Remember CREATIVITY IS INTELLIGENCE HAVING FUN :)